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A Tour Through my Summer Garden

“But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me. He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.”... Continue Reading →

Slowing Down for the Moments that Matter

"As for man, his days are like grass;As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,And its place acknowledges it no longer."Psalm 103:15-16 Every day, multiple times each day, I have to force myself to slow down. Read Scripture to my sons before washing the... Continue Reading →

The Call of Christ | Billy Graham

The following is a devotional, written by Billy Graham, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God."1 Corinthians 3:19 Some may contend that the way... Continue Reading →

All About Tomato Suckers

Tomato season is just around the corner, ya'll! Soon we'll be carrying in baskets filled to the brim with bright red Romas, huge Beefsteaks, deeply colored Brandywines, and delicious Cherries. There's nothing like a homegrown tomato. We've discussed a lot about tomatoes: How to Plant Tomato Starts, How to Can Tomato Sauce, How to Save... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Broody Hens

Last month one of our hens went broody. She began by never leaving the nest and soon became aggressive towards us and her fellow hens. After a few days of this we realized that something wasn't quite right. And thus began our first journey in caring for a broody hen. First, we did some digging... Continue Reading →

Faith-Not Emotion | Oswald Chambers

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "We walk by faith, not by sight"2 Corinthians 5:7 "For a while, we are fully aware of... Continue Reading →

How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins can be made into sweet or savory dishes, used as cozy outdoor decorations during autumn, or sold for profit. Growing pumpkins really is very easy. They require very little maintenance, spread like crazy, and typically produce more pumpkins than you can imagine! We've discussed a lot of gardening topics around here. Check these out:... Continue Reading →

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